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Staying Healthy in The Building Industry

A recent event “Staying Healthy in the Construction Industry” focused on improving the mental health of workers in the industry. The event featured speakers from Housing Industry Association, speaking about workplace health and safety as well as offering fitness and

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Construction Workers Discover 5000 Year old Community

It seems construction workers in Korca in southeastern Albania have discovered a 5000 year old community with about 1000 layered graves. Workers were undergoing excavation at the site in an area that makes up a rich agricultural basin. They were

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Does the Weather Stop You Doing Your Job

All outdoor workers are sometimes affected by the weather but when you work in construction, deciding when to down tools can become a more complicated issue. Just downing tools because its too hot or cold or rainy is not so

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WorkSafe Vic and Safework NSW Cross Border Construction Target Falls

WorkSafe Victoria and SafeWork NSW have embarked on a cross border construction inspection program targeting the prevention of falls. Inspectors visited sites in Mildura between 18 June and 22 June, identifying breaches and discussing similarities and differences between the health

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2000 Construction Workers Needed for Massive Construction

As work begins on The Queen’s Wharf development in Brisbane, more than 2000 workers are needed to fill positions on the $3.6 billion project just 40 minutes from the Sunshine Coast. The first day of construction on the project is

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No Safety for These Daring Malaysian Construction Workers

This Malaysian construction worker seriously missed his calling, he should probably have his own tight-rope act because he certainly isn’t afraid of heights. A startled co-worker filmed the man working at the top of a skyscraper on some scaffolding with

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Company Fined over “Preventable” Deaths

A trucking firm has been fined $160,000 over the deaths of 2 Irish construction workers who were crushed by a falling concrete panel on a construction site in East Perth in November 2015. The 2 men were on a smoking

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WorkSafe ACT to Issue Spot Fines for Work From Height Breaches

WorkSafe Act now has the power to issue on-the-spot fines of up to $3600 to employers who compromise workers’ safety when working from heights. Work from height safety has become a major area of concern and in the 2017-2018 period

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Tackling Signs of Suicide

BeyondBlue research has found that most people who feel suicidal don’t tell others but often show signs through changes in their behaviour. To help family members, workmates and friends who may be contemplating suicide, we should be able to identify

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Perth Construction Workers Storm Closed Site to Reclaim Tools

Following a decision by a construction firm to lock the gates of all its projects, hundreds of tradies were left without their tools and questioning whether they would even be paid for the work they had already done. The angry

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